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Jardin vertical de Patrick Blanc à la Défense image by Romuald Le Peru

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens was sometime in 2007 when I happened to walk around the side of the BHV Homme in Paris. I was dumbstruck at seeing a wall of plants on the side...

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Elegant varieties of Baptisia. 'Pink Truffles', 'Vanilla Cream', and 'Dutch Chocolate'
19 12 2016| Plants

Years ago, when the Perennial Plant Association named Baptisia australis their plant of the year for 2010, I promptly bought five and planted them in my garden.  They were new-to-me at the time and they were lauded for being low maintenance and long lived. Perfect. Then, the next spring, I accidentally weeded out every single one of them....

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Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not – but I love a good epic holiday road trip. This time of year, I can’t help but think about some of the intense winter driving journeys that my family has made between Denver, CO and my mother’s family...

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Light Box Flower Photography by Ngoc Minh No
12 12 2016| Art

This time of year there are lots of packages arriving by mail. When a package arrives, everyone is either trying to squirrel it away before being seen or they are trying to catch a glimpse of what someone else is hiding. We are ridiculous about this. A couple days ago a box arrived when I...

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06 12 2016| Florals

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of it all and just hang nothing…but then, inevitably,  I see beautiful creations like these and suddenly I’m trying to find billy buttons in the middle December. (I actually just one-clicked...

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After Garden Makeover - Colonial House in Yucatan Mexico.
05 12 2016| Central America

There are so many ideas to steal from this interesting hospitality project in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The building that received a garden makeover is a historical monument. Because of this designation, the renovation to make it into a bar disallowed changes that would drastically alter the structure and site. Before: The...

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